A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ...
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Friends go inspect an old house. They find a grave of a woman in the front yard. One of them smashes the headstone and awakens her vengeance. The dead come alive and the living can't escape as the house locks down to keep them in, forever.
Jill, visiting home from college, arrives to find her parents missing, and their home vandalized. Soon, matters take a turn for the worse, when she finds herself stalked, and her friends disappearing one by one.
Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the... See full summary »
Cute waitress/hooker is romanced and wed to handsome stranger/funeral director. He, as well as most of the town prefer their women dead. She is the obvious candidate for that position, as ... See full summary »
A proud black man does time in jail where he is subjected to heinous experiments. Once released, he goes about extracting vengeance on those who put him in prison. This includes both ... See full summary »
A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns out to be a mortician, who tells him the stories of the people who have wound up in his establishment over the course of four stories.Written by
Anonymous & SicCoyote
Under the title "Alien Zone", this sci-fi anthology seems a misnomer, the film concerning an adulterer on a business trip (Ericson) who takes refuge from a storm in a dilapidated building where he's shown an odd hospitality from undertaker (Francis) who introduces him to his most recent corpses and tells of their last moments.
Ericson and Francis essentially introduce each vignette, the first concerning a teacher (Novgrod) who despises her occupation and is taunted by an alien presence in her house, Burr DeBenning stars in the second story as a psychopathic peeping tom who invites single women to his home and films them being murdered, Charles Aidman and Bernard Fox are a pair of super detectives seeking to outdo one another in the third instalment, and Richard Gates plays a self-centred businessman who is dealt a lesson in humility by an unknown force when he's held captive in a derelict building.
The strands are neatly woven together by Francis, who alludes to Ericson's own atonement for his infidelity, which fittingly becomes the fifth and final chapter. Aidman and Fox have the most material with which to work and probably come off best with their witty dialogue contests, but the other stories are equally compelling if only too brief to resonate. While the title might be somewhat misleading, the stories display a concise, consistent narrative that is entertaining and the film is generally better than one might expect.
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